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Spitsbergen Cruises

Far and away the best way to experience the Far North is on a Spitsbergen cruise. Spitsbergen is the largest island in Norway's Svalbard archipelago and it offers the best opportunities to see polar bears in breathtaking Arctic scenery. As we cruise along the pack ice, you are likely to see bears swimming between ice floes, ambling through backdrops of rugged mountains and glaciers and, on lucky occasions, nursing their young.

But polar bears are only one of the many Arctic wildlife species you are likely to see on a trip to Spitsbergen. Walruses, Arctic foxes, Svalbard reindeer, Minke and humpback whales, and several species of seals (bearded, harp and ringed) and seabirds (dovekies, northern fulmars, Arctic terns and Atlantic puffins to name a few) all are commonly seen both from our ships' decks and when we go ashore in Zodiac inflatable boats.

Spitsbergen gives you a wonderful variety of scenery as well, from expansive glaciers to soaring coastal mountains to delicate wildflowers. Every day offers something different and exciting when you're in Spitsbergen!
 

Arctic Archipelagos: Spitsbergen and Franz Josef Land

Ship

Sea Adventurer

Sea Adventurer
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 122

Scheduled Dates

  • Jul 5, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016

Cabins From:

$7,495 to $13,995

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  • Kayaking: $595
  • Hiking
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15-25% off

Around Spitsbergen

Ship

Ortelius

Ortelius
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 106

Scheduled Dates

  • Jul 14, 2015 - Jul 23, 2015
  • Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 10, 2015
  • Aug 10, 2015 - Aug 19, 2015
  • Jul 8, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016
  • Jul 17, 2016 - Jul 26, 2016
  • Jul 26, 2016 - Aug 4, 2016
  • Aug 13, 2016 - Aug 22, 2016
  • Aug 22, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016

Cabins From:

$4,900 to $8,850

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Around Spitsbergen

Ship

Plancius

Plancius
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 114

Scheduled Dates

  • Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 9, 2015
  • Aug 18, 2015 - Aug 27, 2015
  • Jul 25, 2016 - Aug 3, 2016
  • Aug 12, 2016 - Aug 21, 2016

Cabins From:

$4,900 to $8,850

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Around Spitsbergen 2015

Ship

Plancius

Plancius
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 114

Scheduled Dates

  • Aug 18, 2015 - Aug 27, 2015

Cabins From:

$4,900 to $8,850

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Cleaning the Shores of Spitsbergen - Polar Bears in the Ice

Ship

Ortelius

Ortelius
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 106

Scheduled Dates

  • Aug 28, 2015 - Sep 4, 2015

Cabins From:

$3,120 to $5,480

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Snowshoeing
Hiking

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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari

Ship

Sea Adventurer

Sea Adventurer
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 122

Scheduled Dates

  • Jun 14, 2015 - Jun 22, 2015
  • Jul 18, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015

Cabins From:

$4,995 to $9,595

See Adventure Options
  • Kayaking: $595
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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari

Ship

Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 78

Scheduled Dates

  • Jul 16, 2016 - Jul 24, 2016

Cabins From:

$5,195 to $7,295

See Adventure Options
  • Kayaking: $595
  • Hiking: Free
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15% off

North Spitsbergen - Base Camp

Ship

Ortelius

Ortelius
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 106

Scheduled Dates

  • Jun 29, 2016 - Jul 8, 2016

Cabins From:

$4,900 to $8,850

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  • Hiking—Free
  • Kayaking—Free
  • Photography Workshop—Free
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North Spitsbergen—Basecamp Plancius

Ship

Plancius

Plancius
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 114

Scheduled Dates

  • Jul 4, 2015 - Jul 13, 2015

Cabins From:

$4,900 to $8,850

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  • Hiking—Free
  • Polar Diving—$450 per person in 2014/ $500 in 2015
  • Kayaking—Free
  • Photography Workshop—Free
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North Spitsbergen—Polar Bear Special

Ship

Plancius

Plancius
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 114

Scheduled Dates

  • Jun 11, 2015 - Jun 18, 2015
  • Jun 18, 2015 - Jun 25, 2015
  • Jun 9, 2016 - Jun 16, 2016
  • Jun 16, 2016 - Jun 23, 2016
  • Jun 23, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016
  • Jun 30, 2016 - Jul 7, 2016
  • Aug 30, 2016 - Sep 6, 2016

Cabins From:

$3,900 to $6,850

See Adventure Options
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing
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North Spitsbergen—Polar Bear Special

Ship

Ortelius

Ortelius
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 106

Scheduled Dates

  • Jun 5, 2015 - Jun 12, 2015
  • Jun 12, 2015 - Jun 19, 2015
  • Jun 19, 2015 - Jun 26, 2015
  • Jun 1, 2016 - Jun 8, 2016
  • Jun 8, 2016 - Jun 15, 2016
  • Jun 15, 2016 - Jun 22, 2016
  • Jun 22, 2016 - Jun 29, 2016

Cabins From:

$3,900 to $6,850

See Adventure Options
  • Snowshoeing
  • Hiking
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North Spitsbergen—Polar Bear Special 2015

Ship

Plancius

Plancius
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 114

Scheduled Dates

  • Jun 11, 2015 - Jun 18, 2015
  • Jun 18, 2015 - Jun 25, 2015
  • Aug 27, 2015 - Sep 3, 2015

Cabins From:

$3,900 to $6,850

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20% Off

Norwegian Fjords & Polar Bears

Ship

M/S Expedition

M/S Expedition
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 134

Scheduled Dates

  • May 29, 2015 - Jun 12, 2015
  • May 30, 2016 - Jun 13, 2016

Cabins From:

$4,999 to $9,899

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Polar Bears & Wildlife of Spitsbergen

Ship

Polar Pioneer

Polar Pioneer
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 54

Scheduled Dates

  • Jul 8, 2016 - Jul 18, 2016

Cabins From:

$6,595 to $10,995

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Realm of the Polar Bear

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M/S Expedition

M/S Expedition
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 134

Scheduled Dates

  • Jun 12, 2015 - Jun 19, 2015
  • Jun 19, 2015 - Jun 26, 2015
  • Jul 6, 2015 - Jul 13, 2015
  • Jul 23, 2015 - Jul 30, 2015
  • Jun 13, 2016 - Jun 20, 2016
  • Jun 20, 2016 - Jun 27, 2016
  • Jul 7, 2016 - Jul 14, 2016
  • Jul 24, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016

Cabins From:

$3,699 to $8,199

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  • Kayaking:  $699 per person (Offered on select departures)
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Realm of the Polar Bear In-Depth

Ship

M/S Expedition

M/S Expedition
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 134

Scheduled Dates

  • Jun 26, 2015 - Jul 6, 2015
  • Jul 13, 2015 - Jul 23, 2015
  • Jul 30, 2015 - Aug 9, 2015
  • Aug 9, 2015 - Aug 19, 2015
  • Jun 27, 2016 - Jul 7, 2016
  • Jul 14, 2016 - Jul 24, 2016
  • Jul 31, 2016 - Aug 10, 2016
  • Aug 10, 2016 - Aug 20, 2016

Cabins From:

$5,199 to $10,199

See Adventure Options
  • Kayaking:  $699 per person (Offered on select departures)
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15% Off

Scotland to Spitsbergen: Across the Arctic Circle

Ship

Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 78

Scheduled Dates

  • May 29, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016

Cabins From:

$8,295 to $11,995

See Adventure Options
  • Kayaking: $595
  • Hiking: Free
  • Snowshoeing: Free
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15% off

Spitsbergen - Northeast Greenland - Aurora Borealis

Ship

Plancius

Plancius
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 114

Scheduled Dates

  • Sep 3, 2015 - Sep 15, 2015
  • Sep 6, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016

Cabins From:

$6,000 to $10,900

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Spitsbergen - Off the Beaten Track

Ship

Akademik Vavilov

Akademik Vavilov
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 92

Scheduled Dates

  • Jun 3, 2015 - Jun 12, 2015

Cabins From:

$5,095 to $10,195

See Adventure Options
  • Sea Kayaking – Pre-booked option, fee of US$695. Maximum number of clients is 16.
  • Full Day Sea Kayaking – Pre-booked option, available to those enrolled into the sea kayaking program, who display a proficient skill level, no additional fee above the regular kayaking program fee. Maximum number of clients is 16.
  • Expedition Snowshoeing – Pre-booked option, fee of US$45, gear is provided. Maximum 12 people.
  • Field Photography - Pre-booked option, fee of US$45. Maximum of 18 people.
  • Hiking - No pre-booking necessary, no additional fee, no maximum.
  • Traditional Snowshoeing - No pre-booking necessary, no additional fee, gear is provided. 10 pairs of snowshoes will be available.
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Spitsbergen Circumnavigation: Big Island, Big Adventure

Ship

Sea Adventurer

Sea Adventurer
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 122

Scheduled Dates

  • Jun 11, 2016 - Jun 23, 2016
  • Jun 23, 2016 - Jul 5, 2016

Cabins From:

$7,295 to $13,995

See Adventure Options
  • Kayaking: $595
  • Hiking: Free
  • Snowshoeing: Free
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15-25% off

Spitsbergen Circumnavigation: Big Island, Big Adventure

Ship

Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 78

Scheduled Dates

  • Jun 20, 2015 - Jul 2, 2015
  • Jul 23, 2015 - Aug 4, 2015
  • Jun 22, 2016 - Jul 4, 2016
  • Jul 4, 2016 - Jul 16, 2016
  • Jul 24, 2016 - Aug 5, 2016

Cabins From:

$7,995 to $10,995

See Adventure Options
  • Kayaking: $595
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing (only available on the  June 20, 2015 departure)
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15% off

Spitsbergen Encompassed

Ship

Akademik Vavilov

Akademik Vavilov
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 92

Scheduled Dates

  • Jun 12, 2015 - Jun 24, 2015

Cabins From:

$6,795 to $14,095

See Adventure Options
  • Kayaking: $695
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Spitsbergen Encounter

Ship

Akademik Vavilov

Akademik Vavilov
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 92

Scheduled Dates

  • Jul 13, 2015 - Jul 22, 2015

Cabins From:

$5,095 to $10,195

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Spitsbergen Explorer 10-Night Cruise

Ship

Akademik Vavilov

Akademik Vavilov
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 92

Scheduled Dates

  • Jul 22, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015

Cabins From:

$5,495 to $11,495

See Adventure Options
  • Full Day Sea Kayaking: $695
  • Snowshoeing:  Free
  • Enhanced Photography:  Free
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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

Ship

Sea Adventurer

Sea Adventurer
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 122

Scheduled Dates

  • Jun 26, 2015 - Jul 6, 2015

Cabins From:

$5,995 to $11,795

See Adventure Options
  • Kayaking: $595
  • Hiking: Free
  • Snowshoeing: Free
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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

Ship

Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 78

Scheduled Dates

  • Aug 4, 2015 - Aug 14, 2015
  • Jun 12, 2016 - Jun 22, 2016
  • Aug 5, 2016 - Aug 15, 2016

Cabins From:

$6,495 to $9,295

See Adventure Options
  • Kayaking: $595
  • Hiking: Free
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15% off

Spitsbergen In Focus

Ship

Akademik Vavilov

Akademik Vavilov
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 92

Scheduled Dates

  • Jul 3, 2015 - Jul 13, 2015

Cabins From:

$5,495 to $11,495

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Spitsbergen Odyssey

Ship

Polar Pioneer

Polar Pioneer
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 54

Scheduled Dates

  • Jul 13, 2015 - Jul 23, 2015
  • Jul 23, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015

Cabins From:

$6,080 to $10,500

See Adventure Options
  • Kayaking:  $975 per person
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Svalbard Express

Ship

M/S Expedition

M/S Expedition
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 134

Scheduled Dates

  • Aug 20, 2015 - Aug 26, 2015

Cabins From:

$3,299 to $7,199

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25% Off

Svalbard/Spitsbergen & Scoresby Sund, Greenland

Ship

Silver Explorer

Silver Explorer
Luxury Expeditions Ships
Capacity: 132

Scheduled Dates

  • Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015

Cabins From:

$11,450 to $32,050

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Svalbard/Spitsbergen to Tromsø, Norway

Ship

Silver Explorer

Silver Explorer
Luxury Expeditions Ships
Capacity: 132

Scheduled Dates

  • Jun 22, 2015 - Jul 2, 2015
  • Jul 12, 2015 - Jul 22, 2015

Cabins From:

$8,150 to $22,850

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Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen

Ship

Sea Adventurer

Sea Adventurer
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 122

Scheduled Dates

  • Jul 26, 2015 - Aug 7, 2015
  • Jul 17, 2016 - Jul 29, 2016

Cabins From:

$6,995 to $13,995

See Adventure Options
  • Kayaking: $595
  • Hiking

 

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15-25% off

Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen

Ship

Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 78

Scheduled Dates

  • Aug 14, 2015 - Aug 27, 2015
  • Aug 15, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016

Cabins From:

$8,295 to $11,995

See Adventure Options
  • Kayaking: $595
  • Hiking: Free
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15% off

Tromsø, Bear Island and Longyearbyen: Fjords and Bears

Ship

Sea Adventurer

Sea Adventurer
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 122

Scheduled Dates

  • May 31, 2016 - Jun 11, 2016

Cabins From:

$6,995 to $11,495

See Adventure Options
  • Hiking: Free

  • Snowshoeing: Free

  • Kayaking: $595

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15-25% off

Tromsø, Bear Island and Spitsbergen: Fjords and Bears

Ship

Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 78

Scheduled Dates

  • Jun 10, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015

Cabins From:

$6,995 to $9,995

See Adventure Options
  • Hiking: Free
  • Kayaking: $595
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Tromsø, Norway to Svalbard/Spitsbergen

Ship

Silver Explorer

Silver Explorer
Luxury Expeditions Ships
Capacity: 132

Scheduled Dates

  • Jun 12, 2015 - Jun 22, 2015
  • Jul 2, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015
  • Jul 22, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015

Cabins From:

$8,150 to $22,850

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